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Summer Nostos Festival 2018: For the First Time in Greece

January 29 2018

- Renowned opera diva, Joyce DiDonato, in a baroque program entitled War and Peace, accompanied by the ensemble Il Pomo d’ Oro (22/6).

- The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), the voice ensemble Theatre of Voices, under the direction of Paul Hillier, present Drone Mass of the Islanic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (18/6), a composition outside its era and contemporary at the same time, which premiered at the Egyptian Temple of Dendur (Metropolitan Museum of NY).

- The sensitive—Greek-born—troubadour Alexi Murdoch (20/6), shortly before the release of his new album, performs old favorites for the first time in Greece, while simultaneously presenting his new work.

- The singer and actress Rumer Willis (24/6) performs classic acoustic jazz and soul hits, from Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse.

- The Barr Brothers (18/6), Brad and Andrew Barr, from Montreal, Canada, present their unique sound, based on a multitude of musical traditions, and multiple unusual instruments.

- This year, the Festival presents an exclusive collaboration between the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Athens Conservatory and New York’s Willie Mae Rock Camp: a weekly music camp for girls and gender nonconforming at the Athens Conservatory, with teachers from New York and Athens; a music education and guidance program devoted to empowering youth through art.